Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cool Beans

I do love me some green beans. But my poor little bean plants haven’t been happy with the cold weather. They started off well, and I had high hopes. Here they are at the end of November, with little pods already growing.
But then we had a series of very cold nights, plus some windy days, and I think the plants may have had too much to deal with at once. Even the wonderful rains we had a few weeks ago did not seem to perk them up. The plants are yellowish, droopy, and producing very little.

I picked these yesterday.
I also got one very good harvest a couple of weeks ago.


There are lots of tiny pods still on the plants, but I don’t expect them to develop unless the plants decide to perk up. I’ve given them a bit of fertilizer, and increased the watering. Maybe they will come back to life and give me some more beans – fingers crossed!

Katrina

2 comments:

  1. I'm very envious of your weather. All I can do at the moment is dream in the seed catalogues. Cold wind? Not much ground between our garden and the arctic!

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  2. What you did get looks pretty good! But I know how disappointing it is to do everything right for your garden, and have the weather betray you. Sending good thoughts for a bountiful final harvest!
    xo, Anita

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